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Things More Likely to Save You From Swine Flu Than Homeopathy

(x-posted on Skepchick!)

Private island Gas mask Real medicine Aliens Mace Jesus (note: only if you’re in a Stephen King novel) Superman Your own immune system

A short recap for those stumbling upon Skepchick for the first time: homeopathy is nothing more than regular water, shaken up and packaged in boxes covered in lies and […]

What Good Is Half A Brain

I recently wrote a post for NeuroLogica in which I discuss the latest transitional fossil find – a pinniped (seal, sealion, walrus) ancestor that was able to walk on land (a walking seal). One commenter simply asked “what good is half a flipper.” At first I assumed the question was tongue-in-cheek, but on second thought […]

Seth Shostak and his Nuclear Probes

We all know Seth Shostack right?

He is Mr. SETIā€¦the Senior Astronomer at the SETI Institute in Mountain View, California. He is the host for the SETI Institute’s excellent weekly radio program and podcast “Are We Alone?”. He is also an author; most recently of: Confessions of an Alien Hunter: A Scientist’s Search for Extraterrestrial […]

Remembering The Holocaust, And Its Deniers

In the Jewish calendar, the 27th day of Nisan (which is typically sometime between April 6 and April 30 on the Gregorian calendar) marks Yom HaZikaron laShoah velaGvura, Remembrance Day for the Holocaust and Heroism. This day commemorates the approximately 6 million Jews who perished in the Holocaust. In Israel, it is a national memorial […]

Bias and Denial in Science

SGU listener, Brandon, recently sent in this question:

Hello all, just want to say I really enjoy the show. I had a quick question/comment on the homeopathy discussion during the most recent podcast. While criticizing the dubious homeopathic studies, Dr. Novella stated that the Cochrane Collaboration was putting in charge of these studies ideological advocates. […]